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Thread: Washing fabric on the delicate cycle

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    Senior Member stitchengramie's Avatar
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    I washed some fabric on the delicate cycle on my washer and found that I had less thread to cut off the fabric and less tangled up fabric .

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    Great tip. Thanks for sharing (smile).

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    I always wash fabric on delicate and only set it for 5 minutes. That's enough to wash out the chemicals without worrying the fabric too much. It does fray less and long yardages don't tangle so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchengramie
    I washed some fabric on the delicate cycle on my washer and found that I had less thread to cut off the fabric and less tangled up fabric .
    I washed some yesterday and used the shortest regular cycle I had and lost fewer threads, too

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    thanks for the tip

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    I always do that. Also, if I have yardage pieces, I fan fold them into about 1 yd length and safety pin the selvedges together. They go thru the washer and dryer that way and are so much easier to handle.

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    Good info! Thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    I always do that. Also, if I have yardage pieces, I fan fold them into about 1 yd length and safety pin the selvedges together. They go thru the washer and dryer that way and are so much easier to handle.
    I do wash on gentle, but I will definitely try this idea.

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    What a great tip. Thanks.

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    I wash on delicate also and put into a garment bag

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